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Moroccan Bean Soup
with leftover meatballs / yogurt

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This hearty Moroccan soup with leftover meatballs will keep you warm and full. The combination of sweet roasted peppers and alluring North African spices earned it great reviews when it was last featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Moroccan Spice Mix:
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon, ground - 1/4 tsp
Moroccan Bean Soup:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Bell peppers, fire-roasted - 3/4 cup, chopped (from a jar of roasted peppers)
  • Curried Meatballs (leftover from Monday) - 12, halved
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Beans, Navy (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, sherry - 2 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - to taste
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Carrots / Shallots / Garlic / Bell peppers - Prep as directed. Combine carrots and shallots in one container. Combine garlic and bell peppers in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make spice mix. Combine coriander, smoked paprika, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Meatballs / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  4. Beans (both types) - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots and shallots and saute for 2 minutes.

  2. Add tomato paste, garlic, bell peppers, and spice mix and saute until fragrant, ~2 minutes more.

  3. Add sherry vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan to free up any browned bits.

  4. Pour stock over aromatics and add in meatballs and both types of beans. Simmer for ~5 minutes to warm everything through.

  5. Stir lemon juice and hot sauce (if you’d like it spicy) into soup. Season with some salt and pepper.

  6. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Serve with yogurt and parsley on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (22)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (8)

Most Helpful

Really nice flavor. Added red pepper towards the end for a little spice. Came together quickly with the leftover meatballs (though I definitely had to simmer longer than the instructions to cook the carrots more). Wasn’t as filling as I expected so maybe serve with bread when making again.

By: Danielle
Posted: Nov 07, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

13 reviews

Easy and good tasting. Didn’t even need salt. Followed other instructions to cook carrots longer and not add parsley

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 20, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really nice flavor. Added red pepper towards the end for a little spice. Came together quickly with the leftover meatballs (though I definitely had to simmer longer than the instructions to cook the carrots more). Wasn’t as filling as I expected so maybe serve with bread when making again.

By: Danielle
Posted: Nov 07, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Surprised to see the mixed reviews on this one. Family loved it and I cleaned the bowl. One of the first soups I'm looking forward to the leftovers on. If there's one thing to note this recipe doesn't include steps adding salt - I was seasoning to taste as i went and it came out great. If I had been following directly and not adding salt to my low sodium beans and stock I could see it being bland.

By: Jason
Posted: Oct 31, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Overall we enjoyed this recipe. My husband liked the spices as-is, but I went back in and doubled the spices for my leftovers since I thought it was on the plain side. Some additional changes I made were to use a can of diced tomatoes (since we did not have any tomato paste) which worked well. I was unable to find navy beans in any of the grocery stores where I shop, so I used white beans instead. If I was to make this recipe again I would substitute diced tomatoes again but with chilies to increase the spice level.

By: Anna
Posted: Oct 28, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

Maybe it needed more tomatoes? The meatballs were incredible in the bowl from earlier this week, but this soup was just... fine.

By: Kathy
Posted: Oct 28, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Came together quickly (using leftover meatballs) and was flavorful but not as filling as I would have hoped. I was still hungry after having a large bowl.

By: Annie
Posted: Oct 28, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful